Category Archives: Children’s Writing Prompts

Writing prompts that are appropriate for children

It’s the little things

The tour guide said, “Mind the elephants, now,” but Harry knew the big beasts were gentle and wouldn’t harm him. It was the little things – the insects, the snakes, the nervous little bitey things that worried him. He slathered … Continue reading

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Hot

Why are you so crazy about Torchy’s Tacos? I love that burn. And the food has so much flavor. They are the masters of seasoning. Yeah, but that burn. It’s too hot. Ah, but it releases so many endorphins in … Continue reading

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Flamboyant

She had more than flair. She had more than style. She was mesmerizing in her flamboyance. She was like having a flaming torch in the room, no one could look away from her for even a second because she was … Continue reading

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Stardust

I watched “Cosmos” the first time around, and I’m watching again with Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the helm. It is better than ever and reminds me of that old Joni Mitchell song that says, “We are stardust.” Science gets me … Continue reading

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Surrounded

The area of the park where the soccer players meet on Sunday mornings is surrounded by trash receptacles. But on Monday, the weeds, the parking lot, and the playing field are always littered with plastic bottles, fast food sacks, and … Continue reading

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Okay, So . . .

“Okay, so is there a plan B?” she asked. She looked at the snowy slope beneath her dangling feet, her skis like exclamation points in midair. Ralph turn at yelled to the skiers behind them, “What’s going on?” “Happens all … Continue reading

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3 Dogs

We went to the house because of a noise complaint. We heard barking as we approached. Several neighbors emerged from their doors to watch us. There was no answer to our knock. I peered through a window and saw 3 … Continue reading

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Homework

Today on Twitter I saw something that said that being a writer means you have homework every day for the rest of your life. Obviously, this is the point of view of a person who isn’t a writer. I’m not … Continue reading

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Flaky

Yesterday the first iris of the season opened up in my garden while light flaky drops of snow fell for a few minutes here in town. The mountain we sit beside was shrouded completely by clouds. When the clouds burned … Continue reading

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Remember

Remember “A Wrinkle in Time?” I loved that book! I read it several times when I was a kid. I think I’ll read it again. But what if I don’t like it any more? That would be terrible. Have you … Continue reading

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